Hack a Wireless Doorbell into a Snail Mail Indicator

By Jason Fitzpatrick on January 31st, 2011

If you’ve ever wished that you could get notification upon the delivery of your physical mail (just like you do with your email) then this hack is for you. Turn a wireless doorbell into a snail mail indicator.

Mime, a tinkerer from Denmark, wanted see if he had mail without going all the way to the ground floor of his apartment to check his mailbox.

He hacked apart a wireless doorbell and made a simple switch mechanism that would signal up to his apartment when the mail was delivered. Hit up the link below for more information including the schematics for his doorbell-to-inbox conversion.

The Mail Notifier [Mime Project Blog via Hack a Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/31/11
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